The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, sacked Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State.
The apex court, in a unanimous judgment by a seven-man panel of justices that was led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, held that Ihedioha who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was not duly elected.
Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun who delivered the lead judgment declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the valid winner of the governorship contest that held in Imo state on March 9, 2019.
INEC declares PDP candidate Ihedioha Emeka who scores 273,404 as the winner of the election while his close rivals in AA: Uche Nwosu poll 190,364 and Hope Uzodinma of the APC scored 96,458
Supreme Court voids Uche Nwosu’s candidature The Supreme Court therefore ordered the immediate withdrawal of the Certificate of Return that was issued to Ihedioha.
It ordered that a fresh Certificate of Return should be issued to Uzodinma forthwith, adding that he should be sworn-in immediately as the governor of Imo state.